Six Picks

Here are this week’s Six Picks. A little Shakespeare — a lot of music!

Monterey Jazz Festival
Sept. 25-27, 8-10 p.m. daily

This incredible lineup features exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival! Unique and memorable jazz moments will be across the three days, The Virtual Festival will be streamed online each day on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s YouTube Channel. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones tribute, Dave Brubeck and Valerie Simpson, Dianne Reeves, and many others including archival never-before-seen footage!

Farm Aid 2020 On the Road 
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8-11 p.m. 
Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid festival to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land. Farm Aid will mark its 35th anniversary with a virtual at-home festival experience.

A Time to Sing: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams
Watch Live Sat., Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
Isolation and harmony, fragility and resilience, oppression and hope. These are the emotions of our time, and the subjects explored in A Time to Sing — a very personal collection of songs to be performed by two of America’s most celebrated vocalists in a unique event at the Kennedy Center. This is a rare opportunity to view these artists and experience the healing power of the performing arts. Available On-Demand through 2020.

Harlem After Dark, Unplugged
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. 
Harlem After Dark, Unplugged with the Allan Harris Band live from his Harlem Brownstone every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM. The Bristol Herald Courier says, “Some call Harris a jazz singer. To others, he’s a blues man. Incorporations of country, pop and rock widen Harris’ scope such that he defies ease of categorization. ‘Let’s have fun with it,’ he said during a recent broadcast.” This stream has been going strong for 26 weeks.

Broadway & The Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare and Song
Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Tony winner Len Cariou, best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, celebrates his 81st birthday with his 80-minute melding of superb soliloquy and memorable song.. The livestream, which is available through October 4, benefits The Actors Fund. 

7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Watch anytime
The Bayerische Staatsoper performs ARTE Opera’s premiere of 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, an opera project by the performance artist Marina Abramovi?, in which seven different singers sing seven of Callas’s greatest roles under the baton of Yoel Gamzou.